Join your colleagues for music, meet-ups, stories, Segway rides and food, food, food! Continue reading The 2013 Smithsonian Staff Picnic: Tuesday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
A rare, almost complete specimen of the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex is coming to the Natural History Museum. Continue reading Make no bones about it: We’re pretty excited to welcome one of the world’s most famous fossils
Countless lives have been affected by the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Lawrence v. Texas. Continue reading A historic moment for LGBT civil rights
Support the Smithsonian and share your own experiences by contributing your photos to America’s Family Album. Continue reading Say cheese!
Snarge is the term used for the feathers and residue left after a bird collides with a plane. Scientists in the Smithsonian’s Feather ID Lab examine snarge to identify the species of birds involved in the hundreds of bird strike cases they solve each year, aiding with aviation safety. Migrate to other bird projects at… Continue reading What exactly is “snarge”?
The Smithsonian and the State Department are working together to bring the richness of our resources to students around the world. Continue reading Diplomacy in action
Giant Burmese pythons are eating the Everglades alive–devouring rabbits, foxes and even alligators. It’s harder to know the impact the snakes are having on native birds. Ornithologist Carla Dove is one of the few with the guts to investigate, uh, python guts. Continue reading Animal CSI: Inside the Smithsonian’s Feather Forensics Lab
You start fooling around with magnetrons and you never know what can happen! Continue reading Microwave Open, 1976
Emmett Duffy will lead the effort to create a worldwide network of coastal field sites to standardize measurements of global change. Continue reading Director named for Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network
Kristofer Helgen shares some of his most exciting discoveries, explains why Africa has so many large mammals and suggests that ecotourism is a double-edged sword for endangered species. Continue reading Take a walk on the wild side